Spirit Of Adventure

Why Do Adventure Snobs Hate The Camino De Santiago?

There is a certain snobbery in the adventure travel world about the Camino de Santiago. I’ll assume you’ve heard of it, but if you haven’t, the Camino — as it’s known for short — is a network of Christian pilgrimage routes that all end in Santiago de Compostela, an ancient city in north-west Spain. Santiago (San Tiago) is the […]

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On The Art Of Lowering Your Expectations & Thus Having A Better Time

There’s a fantastic deconstruction on of why Generation Y yuppies are permanently dissatisfied. It’s a long piece, and after you’ve finished this, I suggest you give it a read. (Especially if you are a Generation Y yuppie.) In the middle of the article is the following equation: Happiness = Reality − Expectations This three-word […]

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Something’s Happening In The World Of Adventure. And I’m Not Sure I Like It

Let me tell you a little story. A couple of years ago I was invited to give a talk in London. The details were vague, but the gist was this: a small, select group of people would really like to spend a couple of hours hearing about my adventures. In return for my talk, they […]